The foreign secretary of the United Kingdom Liz Truss is set to take over Lord Frost’s Brexit responsibilities after the latter resigned this week, Downing Street confirmed. She will become the lead negotiator with the EU on the Northern Ireland Protocol, the statement further read. 

Brexit Minister David Frost resigned on Friday saying that process of leaving the EU would be a long-term job. “That is why we agreed earlier this month that I would move on in January and hand over the baton to others to manage our future relationship with the EU.”

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His exit only added to a sense of disarray within a government that has faced rebellion from his own lawmakers and voters this week.

Truss, 46, will have “ministerial responsibility for the UK’s relationship with the European Union with immediate effect,” the Number 10 said. 

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“Pleased to be taking on responsibility for the EU negotiations and wider relationship with the excellent Chris Heaton-Harris @chhcalling. Thanks to @morton_wendy for her great work and wishing her the best @transportgovuk,” Truss tweeted after the appointment. 

She will take over Frost’s position on all the post-Brexit committees. 

In his resignation letter to  Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Lord Frost said that the UK will need to “learn to live with COVID”.

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“You took a brave decision in July, against considerable opposition, to open up the country again.

“Sadly it did not prove to be irreversible, as I wished, and believe you did too. I hope we can get back on track soon and not be tempted by the kind of coercive measures we have seen elsewhere.”

Downing Street also announced that Chris Heaton-Harris will move from the Department for Transport.